Just heard the news that Aretha Franklin has cancelled her engagement to long-term friend Willie Wilkerson after just three weeks. Aretha announces she was engaged to fans just after Christmas and apparently was planning to marry Willie in the summer. In a statement out today Aretha said "Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly. There will be no wedding at this time." Aretha and Will both said in a statement “We appreciate all of the many well wishes from friends," Aretha also added in the statement, "because of the very personal and sensitive nature of it". her and Will would not comment on their decision any further Aretha 69, has already been married twice so we assume she knows what she is doing and decided that her and Will were making a mistake by getting married.